In a surprising move, the Patriots waived second-year wide receiver Taylor Price on Saturday. Price's release makes room on the 53-man roster for offensive lineman Nick McDonald, who was activated from the practice squad.
Teams will have until Monday at 4 p.m. to put a waiver claim in on Price.
Price, a third-round pick of the Patriots in 2010, struggled to get on the field in his two seasons in New England. He has dressed three times this season, but has not caught a pass. Last season, Price was active only for the regular season finale, catching three passes in the game.